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15-year-old boy’s death ruled homicide two years after shooting

The death of a 15-year-old boy in early April—after he was shot nearly two years ago in West Englewood—has been ruled a homicide.

Toryion Conner died at Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center at 7:37 p.m. on April 6, according to Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

An initial autopsy was inconclusive pending further studies, though the medical examiner’s office has since determined Toryion died of sepsis and paraplegia, with multiple gunshot wounds as the underlying cause. His death was ruled a homicide, according to a county spokesman.

Conner and two other boys were walking in the 7100 block of South Loomis Boulevard about 11:20 p.m. on July 21, 2012, when two males walked up and opened fire, authorities said at the time.

All three boys—13, 13, and 16—were hospitalized in “stable” condition after the shooting, police said at the time.

Police did not comment on the death or the investigation Thursday. Area South detectives are investigating.